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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, July 29, 2004


Hand it to CNN

Just watching the Democratic national convention on the boob tube -- well, I suppose that John Kerry's speech was, well, okay -- but CNN's audio feed beat all. While the other nets flipped over to the taking heads as the mass of balloons and confetti rained down on the Fleet Center (enema, shurely?!) and Kerry get the requisite hugs 'n kisses from the wife and stepkids, CNN went with the voice of the Democrats' convention organiser:
"Give me more balloons... no confetti... I want more goddamn ballons, where the hell are they? No confetti, damnit! Balloons... I can see 'em up there, I want them all down now!..."
And so on, for three minutes.

Hey, it beats listening to some shrieking hypocrite like the shameless scold Bill Bennett (is a gambling habit a "virtue?) who is no doubt polluting some air. Probably better than less partisan commentators, too.

I love live TV.
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